Nomination: Lucia the Luchadora

Garza, Cynthia Leonor. Lucia the Luchadora. Illus. by Alyssa Bermudez. 2017. Unpaged. powerHouse Packaging & Supply, Inc. /POW!, $16.99 (9781576878279). PreS-Gr.2.

When the boys on the playground tell Lucia she can’t be a superhero because she is a girl, Lucia becomes and Luchadora and stands up for what is right.

Nomination: Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm

Macy, Sue. Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm. Illus. by Matt Collins. 2017. 36p. Holiday House, Inc., $16.95 (9780823436651). Gr. 1-5.

During a time when women in sports were just starting to gain the recognition they deserved, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.